Joyfully Hemmed In

Posted by Deb Oesterling on

My oldest daughter was going through a particularly challenging time recently. As I sat down to pray for her early one morning, I remembered her Confirmation verse, Exodus 14:14: “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” (NIV) Powerful words of encouragement to cover...

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Tags: joy, joyfully

He IS!

Posted by Deb Oesterling on

Three years ago, I attended a Via de Cristo faith building weekend at Camp Agape in Fuquay-Varina. During one of our evening sessions, a guest pastor asked the group to fill in the end of this statement: God is … Answers quickly popped from around the room - faithful, loving...

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Tags: blind, via de cristo

Our Way Home

Posted by Deb Oesterling on

In her book, The Best Yes, Christian author and founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lisa TerKeurst writes, “Honestly, can you imagine how crazy rushed we’d be if we only had tasks to do but not people with whom we must pause and connect?” Stop. Take a moment, and re-read that...

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Tags: lord's prayer, our way home, paavola